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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Pujols is the pulse of Angels' sweep

•LOS ANGELES 11-7, BOSTON 1-3: Albert Pujols hit three home runs in the doubleheader — two in the second game — and took over the major league lead with 29 as the Angels won two from the Red Sox in the Angels' first home doubleheader since 2003. Mike Trout hit his 28th homer in Game 2 and David Freese also hit a three-run homer in the first game. David Ortiz had a two-run homer for the Red Sox. Pujols homered in both games of a doubleheader for the first time. He caught and passed Mike Schmidt for 15th place all-time when he hit his 549th career homer in the seventh.

•DETROIT 5, SEATTLE 4: Ian Kinsler homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the host Tigers beat the Mariners. Kinsler, who came in with three homers this season, posted his first multihomer game since Sept. 7, 2011.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Frazier delivers down stretch

•CINCINNATI 5, CHICAGO 4: Todd Frazier homered for the first time since he won the All-Star Home Run Derby, and Jay Bruce hit a key two-run shot in the Cincinnati sixth inning. The Reds hit three homers, including Marlon Byrd's solo shot, and beat the Cubs at Great American Ball Park for the first time this season. Bruce's drive off Justin Grimm put Cincinnati up 5-4 with two outs in the sixth.

•ATLANTA 7, LOS ANGELES 5: Nick Markakis hit his first homer of 2015 and scored the go-ahead run on Juan Uribe's fifth-inning single, leading the Braves past former teammate Brandon Beachy and the Dodgers in Atlanta. Markakis' two-run homer to center field off Beachy in the first inning was his first homer since Sept. 25, 2014, for the Orioles at the Yankees.

•ARIZONA 3, MIAMI 1: Rubby De La Rosa drove in a run and pitched five-hit ball for seven innings for the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. David Peralta hit a two-run single. Derek Dietrich homered for the Marlins.

•WASHINGTON 7, NEW YORK 2: Clint Robinson's two-run double was the key hit as the host Nationals jumped on Mets starter Matt Harvey for five runs in the first three innings. The Mets left 10 men on and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

• SAN DIEGO 4, SAN FRANCISCO 2: Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer off Tim Hudson and Ian Kennedy pitched six innings as the host Padres beat the Giants.

INTERLEAGUE

•PHILADELPHIA 5, TAMPA BAY 3: Cesar Hernandez doubled, tripled and drove in two runs, and David Buchanan earned his first win in almost a year, leading the Phillies to victory over the Rays. Maikel Franco had two hits with an RBI and Jeff Francoeur contributed two hits for the Phillies, who have won four in a row.

•COLORADO 8, TEXAS 7: Ben Paulsen hit a tiebreaking single with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the host Rockies recovered from blowing a seven-run lead to beat the Rangers.

NOTES

• Pittsburgh placed shortstop Jordy Mercer on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower leg contusion and an MCL sprain in his left knee. Mercer is expected to miss seven weeks.

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